Who is Erik Stutzman? Amber Alert called off as Kayeden Stutzman, 2, found safe after abduction
Update: San Antonio Police say that Kayeden Mathew Stutzman has been located and is safe. The child was later found safe with a family member in Live Oak.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: An Amber Alert has been issued for Kayeden Mathew Stutzman, 2, after he was allegedly abducted in San Antonio, local officials say. Anyone with any information is requested to call 911 immediately. According to reports, Kayeden was last seen at around 11 pm on Tuesday, July 6, in the 11000 block of Parliament Street, near West Avenue and Blanco Road, in San Antonio.
The officials didn't release specific details about the two-year-old's disappearance immediately. An AMBER Alert is issued for missing/disappeared/abducted children with pictures and information about them and possible abductors, along with contact numbers to report sightings or provide any information. These alerts are then sent to radio and television stations and cable TV outlets, which may use the Emergency Alert System to transfer the information to local communities throughout the United States and its territories. The AMBER Alert system, or 'America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response' Alert, comes from the name of Amber Hagerman, who was abducted in 1996.
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The suspect in the case has been identified as Erik Stutzman, 28. He is a White male with black hair and brown eyes, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. Officials have reason to believe that Erik and Kayeden are traveling in a grey Toyota Corolla with Texas license plate number NTZ6442. However, where the suspect may be taking the child is not known at the moment. Not many details are available regarding the suspect as of now.
KSAT reports that it was the stabbing of a 31-year-old woman that triggered the Amber Alert in the first place. The woman, who police have not identified, called 911 around 4:45 am saying that she had been stabbed. When officers arrived at the 11700 block of Parliament Street, the woman was found stabbed several times. She was in critical condition and was only able to provide officers limited information. When police later found out that the woman had a young child and were not able to determine his whereabouts, the Amber Alert was issued.
Kayeden Mathew Stutzman is described as a 2-year-old White boy with blond hair and blue eyes, standing 3 feet tall and weighing 25 pounds. Anyone who happens to see Kayeden, Erik, or the suspect vehicle by any chance is urged to call 911 immediately. Also, anyone having any other information that might help investigators locate Kayeden are requested to call the San Antonio Police Department at (210) 207-7579.